Latin Club 9, 10;

Math Club 10, 11, 12,
V. Pres. 12;

Science Club 11, 12;

F.T.A. 11, 12;   Pep Club 12;

Honor Society 10, 11, 12;

Intl. Relations 11, 12, Pres. 12;

Boys State Representative 11;

Quiz 'Em On The Air 11;

Student Council 12;

Annual Staff 12;

Quill and Scroll 12.

{ July 29, 1951 - November 6, 2020 }

Ronald A. Nilsen of Hackettstown passed away Friday November 6, 2020 at the age of 69 at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon, NJ.

Ron was born in South Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from Westwood High School, Memphis Tn. in 1969. He then attended and graduated from the Coast Guard Academy, and continued his service for 21 years, sailing on the 'Eagle', teaching in the computer science department and obtaining the rank of Commander. He lived in North Stonington, CT until his retirement. In 1996, he moved his family to Hackettstown to begin a new career. As a Technical Consultant with Hewlett Packard, he taught virtualization in locations around the world. Ron was a valued member of HP's education services for over 25 years. He was also a parishioner and lector of St. Luke's Parish in Long Valley.

Ron was a voracious reader, enjoyed traveling, was passionate about his work and took any opportunity to dine at Filomena Ristorante in Washington DC. He was a Yankee fan who loved listening to oldies, dancing, swimming, telling bad jokes and tinkering with electronics. His family meant everything to him. Ron was selfless in caring for his in-laws as they aged and was immersed in the lives of his children and grandchildren.

Ron was the beloved husband of Sharon A. (Nalewajek) Nilsen for 45 years. Devoted father of Ryan A. Nilsen (Emily), Kristen M. Chrobocinski (Roy) and Laura E. Barrett (Wayne), loving Grandfather of Kylie, Caelyn, Bryson and Ainsley.

Relatives and friends were respectfully invited to Ron's Life Celebration on Saturday, November 14 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at St. Luke Parish, 265 West Mill Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853. A Memorial Mass began at 2:00PM.

Memorial donations may be sent in Ron's memory to Wounded Warriors Project,
Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice or to a charity of a person's choice.

The 'USCGC Eagle' Under Full Sail.
Lenght of 295 ft.
5 ft. shorter than a football field.